Adult ministries

There are many opportunities for adults to volunteer to help St. John grow and thrive. We have groups for men, groups for women, and also some groups that are for all. Feel free to call the office during office hours for more information or contacts for any of the groups. 

men in mission

The St. John Men in Mission meet the third Monday of the month from September through

May at the Retreat Center. The meetings begin with a social from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 

The meal is at 6:30 pm followed by a devotion, program and business meeting. 

The meetings are usually concluded by 8:00 pm. 


All St. John men are encouraged to come to the monthly meetings. The cost of the meal

is $7.00/person and those planning to attend should call the church office by Thursday before the

meeting so the proper amount of food can be ordered.


A family night is held in October when spouses and widows of deceased members are  invited. 

The major activity of the St. John Men in Mission is preparing food for the Church Picnic and

the Oktoberfest. The group also sponsors scholarships for worthy St. John youth.


2018-2019 Officers:

President: Herbert Schumann

Vice President: Dewitt Nehrkorn

Secretary: Scott Schumann

Treasurer: Spencer Cubage


Spring 2019 Schedule: 

April 15: Establishing Huff Brewery (Ryan Huff)

May 20: The Gideons (Mike Newman)


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women of the elca

The Women of the ELCA is an organization of all the women of the church. 

All women are  encouraged to participate in the activities. There are three

General Meetings per year on the second Tuesday of the months of

January, June, and September at 5:30 pm. 


There are also three 'Circles' or groups that meet for a monthly Bible Study, 

social, and occasional project.

Mary/Martha Circle: Meet on the third Tuesday of each month

at 2:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. 

Rachel Circle: Meet on the second Wednesday of each month

at 11:30 am, in the Fellowship Hall. 

Ruth Circle: Meet on the third Tuesday of each month

at 9:30 am, in the Fellowship Hall. 


The women also have several different committees that you may

join as you wish. These committees help with different events

throughout the year such as: Lutheran World Relief kits, 

Games Day, Thankoffering weekend, our Scholarship Bake Sale,

and several different meals during the year as well as many others. 

For more information on this group, please see the attached document HERE.


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bible & brew

This group for the men of St. John meets on the first Tuesday of every

month from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Huff Brewing Co.


Huff Brewing Co.

9805 Koehn Rd.

Bellville, TX 77418


A second meeting time has now been added! This group also meets on the first Sunday

of every month from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the St. John Retreat Center. 


Both meetings each month will use the same lesson, so come to the time that

is most convenient for you!


This is a bible study group that uses the Master Builders Bible but

any bible will do. Copies of the Master Builders Bible are available

for sale if you would like one.


The main goal of this group is to promote fellowship through bible study.




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Stephen ministry

Members of this group provide confidential, emotional, and spiritual support during times of need. You are required to go through 50 hours of training over a 20-week period.


The group meets once a month for support and Bible study. You will need to purchase one study book per year.


Each caregiver meets with their care receiver(s) as often or as little as needed. The timing is decided upon between each pair individually.

sunday school volunteers

Sunday school teachers for the two-year-old through fifth grade classes volunteer on a rotational basis. They sign-up for the Sundays that they would prefer to teach. This helps us to prevent individuals from burning out as they do not have to teach every single week.


Children's Sunday School


     2 year-old - 5th grade

Classes are overseen by the Sunday School Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator. 

Coordinators commit to two years of service at a time. The first year is served in the

Assistant position followed by one year as the main Coordinator.

Coordinator: Brenda Stewart

Assistant Coordinator: Dee Ann Poorman


     6th grade - 8th grade

This class is for kids who are involved in the Confirmation program. For more

information on this program see the Confirmation Page here.

This class is currently run by Shazta Krupala.


    9th grade - 12th grade

This class for High School students is currently run by Jennifer Krumrey.



Adult Sunday School Class


Our Adult Sunday School class meets Sunday at the same as our other

Sunday School classes and, at times, on a second day during the week. 

It is a adult forum style class led by our Pastor or another adult

leader. They study a variety of topics around the Bible and faith to

grow their knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and what it means

to follow Jesus as a disciple.


Current Topic: The Bible Tells Me So

An Adult Forum written by Peter Enns


Two Class times:

Sundays at 9:15 am

Thursdays at 7:00 pm